cholestasis

[koh-luh-stey-sis, -stas-is, kol-uh-]

noun Pathology.

total or partial suppression of the flow of bile.

Nearby words

  1. choleriform,
  2. cholerine,
  3. choleroid,
  4. cholerrhagia,
  5. cholerrhagic,
  6. cholestatic jaundice,
  7. cholesteatoma,
  8. cholesteremia,
  9. cholesteric,
  10. cholesterin

Origin of cholestasis

First recorded in 1930–35; chole- + stasis

Related formscho·le·stat·ic [koh-luh-stat-ik, kol-uh-] /ˌkoʊ ləˈstæt ɪk, ˌkɒl ə-/, adjective

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